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25 Friar Street Reading Station, Reading RG1 1DP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 35 hotels in Reading
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The Ibis Reading Centre is 2 min from the train station and the pubs of Friar Street, and 30 min by train from London Paddington. Heathrow airport is accessible in 30 min via the M4 and Gatwick in 70 min by train. 10 min from Madejski Stadium and Green Park, 20 min from Legoland, the hotel has 182 rooms with air cooling. It also features a bar serving snacks 24 hours and wireless Internet access for guests on business stays. Public undercover parking close by at discounted rates for hotel guests.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Seating area
Telephone
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 4 more
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Brian P wrote a review Jun 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Bit of confusion when booking in as i had already booked the saturday night 1st then had to book a night earlier due to the train strikes, even after phoning customer support before i went to explain, the booking process could not pick up that i wanted 2 night on one booking. On the Sunday morning when i had booked breakfast, the ladies insisted that i had not paid for this, in the end another ladies said okay. Trying to work out the bill with them even though i had set up a pre payment arrangement was a challenge to the staff. A bit disappointing experience as this was the 1st part of my brother in laws treat for his 60th birthday. The staff always acknowledge you and were friendly in reception. computer skills a mother story.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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TimT1947 wrote a review Jun 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom78 contributions47 helpful votes
Best Ibis in History of Accor Hotels are about people. An Ibis is an Ibis. Really? I have been staying here week on week for 5 months. Maria has put together a top class team, who can show the Novotel next door what customer service is. So, people, Maria, the best manager, with Timea, Madhu, ioanna, Tomazs, Hafiz, Gema.... And if I missed anyone or misspelled, sorry. They all go out of their way, from the smile as you walk in to best wishes as you walk out.... 6 Star service
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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sammoursy wrote a review Jun 2022
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Looked after very well Maria and staff. Excellent service and good experience. The rooms were as expected and the location of the hotel is perfect for many activities. Thanks for looking after the group
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Mlh wrote a review Jun 2022
Berkshire, United Kingdom25 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed here following royal ascot, booked last minute. Staff very friendly at reception. Our room was located on 13th floor, we waited ages for the lift, lift very dodgy and would only take us to floor three and back down to ground again, had to walk up stairs to 13th floor! Standard room with comfy bed and clean however the window had no blind or curtains, therefore in the morning the room was extremely bright with sun meaning we woke very early. Good central location and typical ibis just bit tired.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ashley S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great hotel, amazing especially Timea and Mahdu,those two will go to the end of the world for you. Burnt my pizza but replaced the pizza with a fresh one with a complimentary drink which was a nice touch.👏
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dan W wrote a review May 2022
Reading, United Kingdom59 contributions26 helpful votes
This is the only place in Reading I stay on a regular basis for both work and for leisure. It’s great value and is always clean, has all the utilities and has impeccable customer service. The staff go beyond the call of duty and would like to give a special mention to the team leader Tamas, who is welcoming and attentive. So I’ve only had one sub par experience in the countless times staying here. However it was for one reason or another but the way it had been handled by the staff was fantastic. My needs were met and they came up with a great resolution!! Both Tamas and his superior Maria have been a pleasure to be in touch with and honestly guys, if you’re looking to stay in central Reading. This should be your only choice! Thank you again to Tamas, Maria and the rest of the staff for making me feel comfortable and looked after. I will he staying here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The only place you should stay in central Reading. Great.
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BoehmBawerk wrote a review May 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom139 contributions101 helpful votes
I have stayed here before and may have reviewed it but it deserves another assessment as Ibis have thankfully done away with the previous policy of having to check in at a machine. The staff on reception were great. Other than that, no frills, although the location is a short hop from almost everything. Like everything post-Covid though, in no way could be regarded as anything other than expensive for what you get.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Robbie wrote a review Apr 2022
Berkshire, United Kingdom7 contributions
I always stay here and they are really friendly and good service but I would like to mention last time I went the light doesn’t work for the toilets but didn’t bother saying anything. Otherwise they are always good and reasonable price
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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msemilynewman wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had a fabulous time staying in this lovely hotel with a laid back and relaxing atmosphere. Staff were great, location was perfect and room was comfortable and welcoming, not to mention I had the best pizza ever served in the lobby! Would recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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David P wrote a review Apr 2022
12 contributions11 helpful votes
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Long wait to check-in. Staff apologised and were pleasant and friendly. Room not exactly sparkling, with a dirty cup, rusty toilet and discoloured wash basin. Net curtain falling off to reveal a dirty window looking straight into an office block. Just quite basic for £79 on a Saturday, but it is a good location.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$66 - US$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ibis Reading Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Ibis Reading Centre?
Nearby attractions include TimeTrap Escape Rooms (0.1 km), Escape Reading (0.4 km), and Escape Hunt Reading (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ibis Reading Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Ibis Reading Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ibis Reading Centre?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ibis Reading Centre?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ibis Reading Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, Miller And Carter, and Osaka.
Is Ibis Reading Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Reading.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ibis Reading Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Polish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Ibis Reading Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mapledurham House (5.7 km), Greyfriars Church (0.3 km), and Holy Trinity Church Theale (7.7 km).
Is Ibis Reading Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.